Originally Posted by bubbachunk
There is absolutely no trending in those numbers and the past 4 years are perfectly inline statistically speaking. The one outlier would be the first year at 26%
It depends on your point of view.
If he's moving to a harder level and maintaining the same rate or a slightly lower rate, isn't that improving?
I actually agree with Doug on one thing.. If his rate at Bakerfield was 17%, and it's 19% now, that might mean Billy is struggling as he advances.. We will have to see how that plays out with more playing time.
Also, the 26% is not an outlier. It actually happened. Billy has improved.
He didn't strike out 26% of the time in his first year due to random fluctations or sampling error.
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